The mission of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) is to rescue innocent children from human sex trafficking which is the fastest growing international crime. The average age of a child trafficked in America is 13 years old. The average cost for a child for an entire night is $300. If the child is a virgin, the price is raised to $1000.
Founded in December 2013, O.U.R.’s Underground Jump Team consists of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts. Before turning in his Homeland Security badge and resigning his employment with the United States government, former C.I.A. Special Agent, Tim Ballard, the founder of O.U.R., spent over a decade rescuing children from child sex tourism both domestically and overseas. He left his position to begin saving the children that he saw falling out of the purview of the U.S. government. These innocent victims comprise over 90% of the children lost to sex slavery, and he was powerless to help them in any way while employed by the U.S. government.
There are over 2 million children currently suffering in captivity in the world today. They are sex slaves. These kids are abused daily, thousands of them being sold every year into developed countries like the United States and Canada. The purpose of Operation Underground Railroad is to rescue these children, place them into safe havens for rehabilitation, and then go after the bad guys and break their organizations. A new full-length documentary called The Abolitionists which is the story of the lost children and the exploits of the O.U.R. jump teams as they investigate and liberate enslaved children from around the world.
Inspired by the cause of Operation Underground Railroad, Nik Day and Kendra Lowe have written a new theme song and created a new music video called “Rescue Me.” World-renowned violinist, Rob Landes, is also featured in the video. The video published on 16 May 2016, has garnered over 8,000 views in four days of its release.
Nik Day, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is an accomplished singer-songwriter. Some people say that he sounds like John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Michael Bublé. He is no stranger to music as it has always been a part of his life experiences. He recalls that when he was five years old, he used to imitate his dad playing their upright piano. It wasn’t long before he began experimenting with his short original compositions which he was pleased to perform for his family. His short pieces inspired him to start writing music of his own. By the age of 16, he compiled a book of piano solos which he had composed and sold it to piano teachers and their students in his hometown of Idaho Falls. Beyond producing his music, Nik also writes music for the youth program in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, makes videos, and coaches others in their music.
Kendra Lowe is a composer, singer, touring performer, and studio musician. She also enjoys running a studio composing for television and film, as well as creating arrangements and full orchestrations for various artists. Kendra started studying the violin at the age of 2, and by the age of 6 had performed with the Utah Symphony and added the piano. A few years later she picked up the banjo and soon after added organ to her daily practice routine. Kendra has been heard on every major network and radio station and has performed all over the world as well as every US state. She has also enjoyed sharing the stage with such artists as Wayne Newton, Tony Orlando, Kristin Chenoweth, Gary Sinise, Charlie Daniels, Five for Fighting, Donny Osmond, The Osmond Brothers, Lindsey Stirling, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Lenon Sisters, Andy Williams, and Alabama.